China celebrated the opening of its World Class Central Business District in Shizimen, Zhuhai


On 30th October 2014, the Zhuhai Municipal Government officiated the grand opening of the new Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, being the first phase of the Shizimen Central Business District in China. Together with the Mayor of Zhuhai, the Chairman of Huafa, the Project's Chief Designer - Gordon Affleck, and Project Director – Miriam Auyeung attended. The development is strategically located along the Zhuhai waterfront, maximising close proximity to Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau, catalysing economic development of the wider Hengqin Region.

Gordon was responsible for the original concept and led the design team from inception at competition stage through to detail design, as International Design Principal at RMJM. Soon after Gordon and his fellow partners founded 10 DESIGN, Shizimen Co. appointed 10 DESIGN to provide design consultancy on the façade design of the iconic tower ensuring the design intent was fully realised. During the construction stage, Shizimen Co. has continued to seek professional design guidance from Gordon, Miriam Au Yeung and the original concept team on design issues including the auditorium elevation, Sheraton hotel roof, canopy interface details between the ribbon and exhibition centre to name a few. Due to the commercial success of Phase 1, 10 DESIGN has subsequently been commissioned as Lead Architect for Phase 2.

The overall development comprises 640,000 sqm of accommodation. The first phase incorporates 362,000 sqm of convention, theatre, music hall, exhibition, and banquet facilities. These public and civic functions are supported with retail, F&B, serviced apartments, a 548 key Sheraton Hotel opening on 28
th October 2015, and a 320m high tower which accommodates grade A office spaces together with a 250 key St Regis Hotel that is scheduled to open on 30th June 2017. 

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